The core of our lineage of yoga is Baba Neem Karoli’s teaching “Feed everyone” — it is the guiding principle behind Kashi’s many seva programs.
Our longest running seva (selfless service) program is our Street Meals effort. Week in and week out, our devoted satsang (community) team prepares and serves lunch to the homeless. More than just a meal, we bring affirmation and love to the streets to the people who society renders invisible or otherwise scorns.
Since 1998, we haven’t missed a single week in delivering Street Meals. During these years we provided over 300 sack lunches each week at the Peachtree Pine shelter, until it closed in August 2017. We now serve a sit-down lunch for about 100 people at SafeHouse, an organization that provides support to the homeless.
Ma’s vital teaching, “There are no throw-away people”, is at the heart of our Street Meals program. Perhaps more critically than the meal, Street Meals volunteers bring a smile, a hug, a genuine connection to our homeless friends as that is a means of feeding people, too.
Opportunities to serve:
On Tuesdays, volunteers prepare a meal for delivery on Wednesday. This effort takes place in our downstairs kitchen area from 6:30 to about 8:00 pm.
On Wednesdays, we deliver and serve the meal at SafeHouse. Folks gather at 10:30 am at the ashram and then travel downtown together. We are usually back at the ashram by 12:30 pm.
We are also having Holiday Street Meals: a once a year effort to bring the joy of the season to our Street Meals Friends. Assist in the work of gathering the supplies (blankets, backpacks, gloves, etc.) and goodies for 250 wonderful packages of much-needed items.
Opportunities to Give:
Not able to give us your time? You can head over to our Donation Page and make a monetary contribution towards out Street Meals program. No about is too small. Thank you!
We would love your participation as we cannot take care of our Street Meals Friends without volunteers!
You can get started simply by showing up! You can also sign up through Hands On Atlanta. But if you have questions or would like more information, please use the form below. Many thanks!